Budget Basics

Where does your property tax dollar go? 
It is one of the many statutory functions of the Miami County Treasurer’s office to collect and distribute property tax dollars in the county. Although your property tax check is paid to Miami County, only about 36 cents (or just over 1/3) of every property tax dollar actually goes to county government. The greater portion of every property tax dollar is disbursed to schools, cities and special taxing districts; including fire services, libraries, townships, cemeteries, recreation commissions, watersheds, lights and sirens.
Schools - $0.47
In fiscal year 2015, 47 cents of each property tax dollar collected in Miami County is distributed from the county to the state as part of the state's legislative formula to support Miami County public schools.
2015 Property Tax
County Government - $0.36
In FY 2015, 36 cents of each property tax dollar collected in Miami County is revenue used to provide the services and functions of county government.
Cities - $0.12
In FY 2015, 12 cents of each property tax dollar collected in Miami County is distributed as a funding source to cities.
Libraries - $0.02
In FY 2015, 2 cents of each property tax dollar collected in Miami County is distributed as a funding source to local libraries.
Fire Districts - $0.015
In FY 2015, 1.5 cents of each property tax dollar collected in Miami County is distributed as a funding source to fire districts.
State - $0.01
In FY 2015, 1 cent of each property tax dollar collected in Miami County is distributed to the State of Kansas as a funding source.
Other - $0.005
In FY 2015, 0.5 cents of every property dollar tax collected in Miami County is distributed as a funding source to other jurisdictions; including townships, cemeteries, recreation commissions, watersheds, lights and sirens.